Botswana is wild! Therefore, good preparation and some advance planning are essential. We will arrange your accommodations, whether you wish to stay in lodges and guesthouses, on campsites or both. Explore Botswana offers organized self-drive holidays and you can go on an adventure in a fully equipped vehicle of your own choice.
To make it easier for you, Explore Botswana offers a variety of itineraries. You can book these, or you can use them for inspiration to build your own, tailor-made adventure. You will be the driver of a fully equipped rental vehicle of your own choice; and are not just part of an organized group. Explore Botswana will always make sure that you will experience the journey of your dreams!
Catch some Botswana vibes and self-drive inspiration by watching our videos. A true insight to our adventures travels.
Every traveler has their own preferences. Need help deciding to make sure you make the right choice, we’re here to help! Together we fully customize the tour to your personal preferences, wishes and budget. We can assist you in many different ways. Our team of friendly and service-minded Tour Consultants is available in Europe and Africa to assist you making a personalized tailor-made travel proposal and to answer all questions you might have.
We guarantee that all our vehicles are in excellent condition and well serviced.
What is included:
Accommodation (hotels, guesthouses, lodges or campsites)
Complete camping equipment (camping trip)
Car insurance with standard excess
Third party insurance
Most accommodations are booked with breakfast and camping is self-catering
Personal travel App for cell phone
24-hours emergency service
Tips and route information
What is not included:
Park fees, entrance fees to museums
Additional activities and excursions, e.g. game drives, boat trips, etc.
Meals (unless indicated as included)
Travel and cancellation insurance
Explore Botswana is part of Explore Namibia, which is a dynamic and professional company located in Namibia, founded in 2006 by the Dutch couple, Marco and Elise. Both have travelled through Africa extensively and they simply love it. When the opportunity occurred to go on an adventure to Africa, they did not hesitate, quit their jobs in Europe and moved 10.000 km South. And still today, after all these years they still love what they do – Explore Namibia & Botswana and help others do the same! In 2018, Julia joined Marco and Elise on this adventure. Julia was born and raised on a guest-farm in Namibia, was always closely involved with visitors from all over the world and fascinated by their passion for these southern African countries.
Our thoughtful team of knowledgeable experts are here to take care of every need, from the second you contact us to when you return
Our team of friendly and service-minded Tour Consultants is available in Europe and Africa to assist you making a personalized tailor-made travel proposal and to answer all questions you might have. You can reach us by phone, e-mail and chat. We can set-up a (digital) meeting to discuss all your wishes and preferences. Feel free to contact us anytime!
When you travel into amazing, wild and exhilarating Africa, there is one thing you must surely have properly arranged beforehand. A safari holiday requires back-up of a local expert who has inherent knowledge of the local African situation. This can either be our local support office in case of self-drive or your personal guide in case of a private guide safari trip.
We understand that our activities have a positive, but can also have a negative, impact on the surroundings; positive by creating (local) employment and social development, but we also realize that our tourists might have another impact on the environment. We attach great importance to reducing the pressure that tourism exerts on the natural and social living environment of our travel destinations, and we see it as our corporate responsibility, and are committed to, constantly improve in the field of responsible, and maintaining sustainable travel.
We are close by while you are traveling and always reachable. Should you feel uncertain along the way or hit a “bump along the road” you can easily contact us, and we will gladly assist you to make your trip and stay in Botswana as enjoyable as possible with little or no interruptions.
We are, amongst others, proud member of the ATTA (African Tour Operator Association), the ANVR (Dutch Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators) and SGR (Dutch guarantee fund for prepaid travel money). This means we offer reliability and security towards our clients, as we work according to the ANVR travel and booking conditions, agreed with the European Consumers Association. The SGR label also provides financial certainty in case of possible bankruptcy.